Listen Up: Check Out These Podcasts by and for NYU Alumni
Have you perused our previous podcast roundups (here and here)? If you’re looking for some new Violet voices to fill your earbuds, we’ve got you covered. Explore topics ranging from science and religion, to sustainability, film,and more. Start expanding your library today with these podcasts by and for the NYU community.
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Please note this is not an exhaustive list and only includes a small number of the many talented NYU alumni who work in podcasting. Let us know about a podcast for a future roundup by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org—we’re all ears!
Kia Miakka Natisse (GAL ’15) is a new co-host of Invisibilia, one of NPR’s most popular podcasts about challenging the forces and powers of the status-quo. Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.
Produced by Victor Lee (GAL ’17) and written by Alexa Polivka (TSOA ’15), Earth Eclipsed is an immersive audio series with the excitement and depth of a blockbuster cinematic experience. These two alumni were part of a small production team that developed the first season remotely during the pandemic, working with actors across nine states and four countries around the world. Earth Eclipsed was selected to premiere at the 2021 Tribeca Festival.
Refinitiv Sustainability Perspectives
Keesa Schreane (GSAS ’00) is the current Global Partner Director of ESG, Sustainability and Climate Data and Analytics at London Stock Exchange Group, and the host and producer of Refinitiv Sustainability Perspectives. The podcast features bi-monthly episodes with key industry leaders sharing insights about sustainable business, responsible finance, and green economy.
Black Men Can’t Jump [In Hollywood]
Co-hosted by Jonathan Braylock (TSOA ’10), Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood] is a comedic podcast that reviews films with leading actors of color and analyzes them in the context of race and Hollywood's diversity issues.
The Flop House
The Flop House is a bi-monthly audio podcast, devoted to the worst in recent film. Co-host Elliott Kalan (TSOA ’03) and two friends watch a questionable film just before each episode, and then engage in an unscripted, slightly inebriated discussion focusing on the movie's shortcomings and occasional delights.
Leaving the Nest
This award-winning podcast series by the The Senior Year Experience Committee at New York University Abu Dhabi, features NYUAD alumni discussing the realities of life after graduation. It is a series by students for students highlighting real-life stories from the NYUAD alumni.
This series is hosted by Mauricio Yanez (NYUAD ‘21), edited and designed by Mateo Cruz (NYUAD '21) and produced by Mehak Sangani (NYUAD'21), Maira Sheikh (NYUAD'21) along with the support of Senior Year Experience Committee and NYUAD Office of Alumni Relations.
NYU Future Labs: The Future Fountain
The Future Fountain, a new podcast series developed by Orrick and NYU Tandon Future Labs, features founders, investors, and other key players in tech to examine the most pressing issues we face today. From DEI and sustainability, to harnessing innovation to advance social, economic, and environmental justice, to practical advice on scaling your business, The Future Fountain serves as a platform for honest conversations with leaders on where we’re thriving, where we’re coming up short, and how we all can work together to create a more inclusive ecosystem.
Produced by the NYU Center for Religion and Media, The Revealer is an extension of the online magazine that explores the social and political roles religion plays throughout the world. How should we make sense of religion's influence on politics, sexuality, race, and people's everyday lives? Each month, host Dr. Brett Krutzsch sits down with experts to discuss how religion shapes our world.
Produced by the NYU Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life, The Downtown Minyan, and OU-JLIC, explore the weekly parsha with Downtown Drash, where rabbinic wisdom meets podcast magic. Join Rabbi Joe Wolfson and Dr. Mijal Bitton every week for fresh takes on ancient texts.
Opening the Tent: Stories of Jewish Belonging
Opening the Tent is an original podcast by and for the Jewish community of NYU and NYC. Produced by the b|hive story collective at the NYU Bronfman Center, Opening the Tent explores central questions of Jewish identity and expression through interviews with students and staff from a diverse mosaic of Jewish experiences.
Brought to you by the NYU Strategic Venture Society, a student club at NYU dedicated to venture capital and technology, this podcast focuses on topics such as technology, entrepreneurship, and venture capital.
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In Conversations, President Andy Hamilton interviews NYU faculty, students, and alumni who are using their intellectual gifts, determination, and creativity to make a profound difference in our world. With each guest, he pulls back the curtain to learn the origins of their inspiration, the current focus of their work, and their vision for the future. Recent episodes have featured NYU Law professor Deborah N. Archer, who this year was elected national board president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the first Black person to hold the position in the ACLU’s 101-year history, and Dr. Céline Gounder, a clinical assistant professor at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and a practicing HIV/infectious diseases specialist.